Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) - HBW 1, p. 411
French: Aigrette bleue
Spanish: Garceta Azul
Taxonomy: Ardea caerulea Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina.
Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Florida. Monotypic.
Distribution: N America, from Massachusetts to Florida and thence to E Mexico and W Indies; also from S part of Gulf of California through Central America into N half of South America, extending S to Peru, Bolivia and S Brazil.
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VideosSee all 57 videos
An adult bird preening its underwing feathers and scratching its head Locality Choctawhatchee River Bay, Florida, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Adam Elzinga 24 April 2007 7 years ago 38 sec 4.7
In a small, presumably relict, Mangrove lagoon, with busy roads nearby. Locality Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Ron Jackson 5 June 2012 3 years ago 1 min 2 sec 4.5
An adult stretching its wing and preening, then laying on the nest. Locality Pine Island, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Bill Wayman 1 May 2005 6 years ago 42 sec 4.5
An adult feeding on a marsh and sometimes running after prey. Locality Mouth of Lluta River, Lluta River, Arica, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 23 October 2003 11 years ago 36 sec 4.5
An adult in the water being scared away by a Snowy Egret Locality Pantanos del Usumacincta, Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 14 April 2009 5 years ago 27 sec 4.4
An adult foraging on a seaweed strewn beach Locality San Benito Islands, Baja California Sur State, Mexico (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 10 April 2013 2 years ago 23 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 161 photos
Resting by Elm lake
Locality Brazos Bend State Park, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA (United States)
Bjørn-Tore Rekve Seim 3 March 2014 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 5
Adult bird fishing in a pond within the salt marshes
Locality Cape May Harbor, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Luis Mario Arce 24 September 2015 6 weeks ago 4.7
Locality São Vicente, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 28 September 2013 1 year ago 4.6
An adult perched on the mangrove
Locality Florianopolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Fernando Farias 1 year ago 4.6
Wading bird looking for prey in San Diego River.
Locality Ocean Beach, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Peter Vercruijsse 12 February 2004 1 year ago 4.6
One adult bird.
Locality Ilha Comprida, São Paulo State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 31 May 2015 25 weeks ago 4.5